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GSA’s MAS Phase II Mass Mod Released

The General Services Administration (GSA) began releasing mandatory modification #A812 to ALL current GSA schedule holders on January 31, 2020. This modification marks “Phase II” of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) consolidation process and transitions current GSA contracts from the 24 legacy solicitations (e.g., IT70, PSS) to the consolidated MAS solicitation. Acceptance of modification #A812 […]

GSA’s MAS Consolidation: Refresh and Mass Mod Coming in January

The new year will bring more changes for GSA’s consolidated Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) – the first refresh to the solicitation and the MAS “Phase II” mandatory modification that will convert existing contractors to the new MAS solicitation and Special Item Number (SIN) structure. Refresh #1 – mid-January 2020 Refresh #1 will incorporate administrative updates, […]

GSA’s MAS Consolidation: What’s In and What’s Out

On October 1, GSA released its highly anticipated Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) solicitation. MAS consolidates and streamlines the legacy 24 Schedules into a single vehicle for commercial products, services, and solutions. For the remainder of the year, GSA will focus on awarding offers submitted under the old structure. GSA plans to begin awarding new contracts […]

Identity Protection Services (IPS) SIN Coming to GSA’s Professional Services Schedule (PSS) Soon

The General Services Administration (GSA) announced on GSA Interact on January 20, 2017 that it is proposing to redefine Special Item Number (SIN) 520-20 on the Professional Services Schedule (PSS) as its official Data Breach Response and Identity Protection Services (IPS) SIN. This will also mean minor modification to the existing language of SINs 520-16 […]

GSA Schedule and OASIS Digital Tool Series – Market Research, Pricing, and Opportunities

GSA’s Professional Services Category created six short, informational videos about the Acquisition Gateway and a range of digital tools including: Introduction to the Acquisition Gateway The Solutions Finder (found on the Acquisition Gateway) The Statement of Work Library (found on the Acquisition Gateway) OASIS Discovery OASIS Dashboard, and The Contract-Awarded Labor Category (CALC)

GSA Launches Phase 2 of Making It Easier and Shares Initial Successes

On October 24, GSA introduced Phase 2 of its Making It Easier (MIE) initiative. MIE was originally launched in April 2016 to address several challenges around its Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program. The second phase adds numerous new efforts for both the contracting community and federal agencies. They include new quick start guides, designed to […]

Significant Changes Impacting GSA Schedule Holders Webinar Follow-up: Questions? Aronson Answers

As a follow-up to Aronson’s webinar on “Significant Changes Impacting GSA Schedule Holders,” Aronson LLC government contracting specialists Wade Prince and Vanessa Payne have prepared answers to several attendee questions: How does Mass Mod A382 affect parts without manufacturer’s part numbers, non-standardized fixed-price services and labor categories? Mod A382 is meant to enforce the requirement that Manufacturer’s part numbers […]

SBA Final Rule Increases Small Business Participation on Multiple Award Contracts

SBA recently issued a significant rule affecting Multiple Award Contracts (MACs) that implements Section 1331 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. Section 1331 focuses on several “tools” contracting officers can use to increase small business participation in MACs. The final rule also addresses procedures related to the “consolidation” and “bundling” of federal contracts. […]

Contractor Assistance Visit (CAV) Webinar Follow-Up: Questions? Aronson Answers

As a follow-up to Aronson’s webinar on “Making the Grade: the NEW Contractor Assistance Visit (CAV),” Aronson LLC government contracting specialist Vanessa Payne have prepared answers to several attendee questions: What is the difference between Other Direct Costs (ODCs) and Open Market items? Is travel considered an ODC or an Open Market item? Do I need to include […]

Will Sequestration Affect My VA Schedule Contract?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reminded readers of a special sequestration exclusion in their March 2013 eNewsletter.  A special rule exempts all programs administered by VA (including VA Medical Care) from sequestration (but not federal pay or “federal administrative expenses”).  Due to this exemption, VA programs such as the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Service will not […]